This page is for Viper Families that want to become coaches and current coaches. Being a hockey coach can be challenging and rewarding. This site provides information on what is required to be a Viper hockey coach and information and improve as a hockey coach.
Refer to the Coaches Documents section - just to the left to download import documents and forms for coaching.
The Vipers will continue to update this page stop in and see what is new...
The USA Hockey Organization and Website provides a wealth of knowledge to youth hockey coaches. The Viper Youth Hockey organization embraces the information and policies that USA Hockey institutes. As a member of the DVHL, USA Hockey provides our coaching guidelines.
To get started with Coaching you will need to register with USA Hockey
Click here for more information and to register
USA Hockey also offers training modules to coaches. These modules are age specific from Mites to Bantams. These modules provide an excellent way to get started with coaching and continue improving as a coach.
Click here for USA Hockey Training Modules
All Viper Hockey Coaches must attend SafeSport training.
SafeSport’s objective is to help sport organizations instill positive behavior, build character and develop strong communities. The U.S. Center for SafeSport reinforces respect, safety and health in sport, equipping sport organizations with tools to address issues of abuse before they occur. We believe when athletes are safe, they can achieve their full potential.
Click here for more information and/or to register for Safesport Training
The DVHL has partnered with the Verified Volunteers to provide a comprehensive background screening and verifications.
Click here for more information and/or to complete verified volunteers application
Concussions are a serious injury that the Vipers organization takes seriously. Coaches are encouraged and required to have the proper information and training on the identification and proper process of concussions. Not only is information available through USA hockey and the training they offer there is also following resources and information is available to use to identify and recognize concussions.
Information from CDC
Concussion Check List https://www.cdc.gov/concussion/headsup/clinicians/resource_center/pdfs/Concussion_Symptoms_Checklist.pdf